Trail Report

Great day yesterday hosting the Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships! Beautiful spring skiing day. Warming temps made for tougher conditions for the racers, snow and base held out great other than a few small exposed areas. Nice job to everyone who competed.

Froze down hard last night and the trails are icy this morning. Slow to warm up today and we are in full spring skiing mode. We will be grooming on skaters waltz and north loup mid day. We will be erasing the one track on North Loup adding a skate lane. Other classic trails have good tracks, timing is critical for best skiing during spring conditions. Generally 11-2 is the “sweet spot” skiing. Outside of this time frame, fast and icy before, slower and damp after. Again, things can change quick one way or another. We plan to have the trails open through the weekend. There will be some thin spots etc. Use caution, good attitude there is some great skiing to be had for a few more days.

Trails are open for day use. All day and season passes for non overnight guests must be purchased online through the website. (click here) We are closed for the season for lodging and meal packages.

Note: Please do not snowshoe or walk on ski or fat bike trails. Thank you! We have designated snowshoe trails for snowshoeing and walking. We take pride in having as “clean” as possible ski and fat bike trails.

Select singletrack loops groomed for fat biking totaling 25km. Report on the Fat Bike trail report.

Lotvola Cup is Back! Click here for more details. (We are working on updating the participant list)

All day and season passes for non overnight guests must be purchased online through the website.(click here) Parking in first parking lot as you enter Maplelag. Click here for trail map. There are no services in the main lodge. No ski rental available at this time. No lodging or meals available for the remainder of the skiing season.

Double tracked Trails: include Sap Run, Sukkerbusk, Twin Lakes, JibFly, North Loup, Rootin Tootin, Mother North Star, and Mother Hen.

Singletrack classic skiing includes Wavy Gravy, Island Lake, Bootleg extension/second half of Bullhead lake trail, and Roy’s Run.

Skate trails groomed include Skaters Waltz, Suicide Hill, Single Green, Krisitin’s Kutoff, and Skaters Extension.

Adventure trails: First part of Bullhead and Lucky’s are not machine groomed and are “adventure” ski trails with skier made track. Bootleg extension is now groomed. The north end is has a few rough spots but passable. The first part of Bullhead remains an adventure trail.

Please no snowshoeing or walking on ski and fat bike trails.

Total new snowfall past 24 hours, Trace. Snowfall past 29 days around 25″. Total snowfall on season 39″ (since October 14th) Compacted base on trail 1-6″.

Snowshoe trail is open for snowshoeing. Please no hiking or walking on the ski trails!

First part of Bullhead Lake and Lucky’s Loype that traverse on AMA land not groomed. Use caution as unmarked obstacles etc. may exist.

Please note the lodge will be closed to day skiers as a result of COVID-19 precautions. This includes no ski rental availability. Porta bathrooms in far parking lot. Please help keep Maplelag open by limiting inside use.

Start of one of the “pod” races for Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships, March 2nd, 2021.
Congrat to boys Section 8 champ, Logan Jensen. March 2nd, 2021.
Congrats to girls Section 8 champ, Lilian Schaeffer. March 2nd, 2021.
Girls racing action, March 2nd, 2021.
Boys racing action, March 2nd, 2021.
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Setting track on Mother North Star as part of the Section 8 classic course, March 1st, 2021.